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Research Fellow

University of Birmingham - Cardiovascular Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th July 2019
Closes: 30th August 2019
Job Ref: 81736

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.

Duration of Post

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 1st August 2020

Job Summary 

The postholder will work within the Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors – COMPARE – to develop an original line of research in the use of specialist cell and molecular biology techniques to help increase translation of the research in COMPARE to the clinic. 

Main Duties / Responsibilities

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below.

  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding into the organisation of membrane proteins of relevance to the clinic
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars both internally and externally
  • Provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
  • Undertake management/administration arising from the use of the microscopes to achieve full cost recovery in five years
  • Contribute to COMPARE research-related activities and research-related administration
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews *
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
  • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
  • Work within specified research grants and projects and contribute to writing bids
  • Operate within area of specialism i.e. advanced light microscopy
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results
  • Contribute to generating funding
  • Contribute to licensing or spin out deals with demonstrated commercial success (such as revenues, asset or company sales, IP generated) and/or public understanding of the discipline or similar.
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort
  • Decide on the most appropriate way of undertaking the specified research activities
  • Decide on how to analyse and interpret the data from the specified research activities
  • Decide on what knowledge to draw on and how to apply it to develop new intellectual understanding
  • Contribute to deciding what information to include in a bid for research funding and how to present the bid to maximise the likelihood of securing the funding

Person Specification

  • First degree in area of specialism and normally, a higher degree relevant to research area or equivalent qualifications
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

For informal enquires please contact Steve Watson,, 0121 414 6514. 

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